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Dental Assistant - Clinic and Mobile Unit

La Habra, California
USD23.00 to USD27.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023

Vista Community Clinic is a private, non-profit, multi-specialty outpatient clinic providing care in a comprehensive, high quality setting. Located in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties, we work to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic team players who want to make a difference in the community. Our competitive compensation and benefits program includes health, dental, vision, company-paid life, flexible spending accounts and a 403(B) plan, for eligible employees. VCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Perform a wide variety of patient care activities and assist chair side in the concept of four handed dentistry including but not limited to impressions, applying non-aerosol and topical agents, applying topical fluoride, removing post-extraction and periodontal dressing and sutures, assisting in the administration of nitrous oxide, placing and removing rubber dams, place, wedge and remove ,matrices for restorative procedures, cure restorative materials in operative site with light curing device, and take bite registrations for diagnostic models for case study only
Maintain a smooth constant flow of patients from reception to operatories; coordinate the activities of several operatories through proper utilization of time, resources, abilities and patient needs
Explain treatment recommended by the dentist in a manner that is understandable and supportive
Prepare equipment, instruments, materials and operatories. Perform routine maintenance of equipment and restocking of materials
Operate x-ray equipment to make complete and/or selective oral radiographic services Process images and arrange in layout format appropriately


High school graduate or equivalent with post High School Vocational/Specialized Training
Bilingual English/ Spanish
Current CPR Certification
Operational experience with x-ray machine, sterilizing equipment, ultrasonic equipment, laboratory equipment and other dental practice related equipment
Availability and willingness to work evening and/or weekend hours when requested

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Knowledge of the full range of professional dental duties in connection with treatment of dental diseases and dental health problems of usual difficulty
Knowledge of professional and ethical standards of health care delivery
Proven ability to put patients at ease and give clear understandable directions of treatment recommended by dentist
Skill in the management of "team" dentistry using multiple operatories and multiple auxiliaries
Knowledge of health care delivery systems and the ability to use that knowledge in assisting clients with accessing necessary health care services
Knowledge of the operational aspects of Medi-Cal, CHDP, private insurance and government programs which pay for dental services
Experience/familiarity with computers, Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel), business e-mail communication systems and internet search capabilities

Pay Range

$23.00 - $27.00
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  • Job Reference: 1010173675-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Vista Community Clinic
  • Location: La Habra, California
  • Salary: USD23.00 to USD27.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent